Spinnaker Summit 2018


Spinnaker is a great example of companies taking their internal projects and open sourcing them to benefit the larger community.

Born at Netflix to manage high-velocity software changes to add new features and functionality, without breaking anything, Spinnaker was released as an open source project in 2015.

Ever since it’s release, Spinnaker has been enjoying adoption across industries. It’s fast becoming a preferred Continuous Delivery platform. It’s being backed by players like Google and once pure-play OpenStack vendors like Mirantis.

The Spinnaker community is gathering in Seattle to “get to know the platform and what it’s really all about,” said Pete Erickson, organizer of this year’s Spinnaker Summit.

According to Erickson, the focus of the summit will be on understanding how organizations are extending the platform and building cool hooks and full solutions that work with the platform. “Examples are Capital One Bank and their internal platform called COVE, which is built on Spinnaker. There are dozens of other major companies standardizing on Spinnaker,” he said.

The event will witness more than 70 speakers who will share their experience with Spinnaker. “I think one of the key takeaways is going to be the value of the growing ecosystem around Spinnaker. This DevOps and CD/CI practice area is getting so much attention and I look forward to seeing how people connect and start to build value together. While there will be a Spinnaker Summit 2019, I have a feeling that this community is going to want to find ways to connect throughout the year,” he said.

Register to attend the summit.